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  1. Nov 20, 2022 · Christina ( Swedish: Kristina, 18 December 1626 – 19 April 1689), a member of the House of Vasa, was Queen of Sweden in her own right from 1632 until her abdication in 1654. [a] She succeeded her father Gustavus Adolphus upon his death at the Battle of Lützen in 1632, but began ruling the Swedish Empire when she reached the age of eighteen in 1644.

    • Early Life
    • Regency
    • Reign
    • Abdication
    • Departure and Exile
    • Visits to France and Italy
    • Back to Rome
    • Revisiting Sweden
    • Later Life
    • Death and Burial

    Christina was born in the royal castle Tre Kronor on 18 December [O.S. 8 December] 1626. Her parents were the Swedish king Gustavus Adolphus and his German wife, Maria Eleonora. They had already had three children: two daughters (a stillborn princess in 1621, then the first Princess Christina, who was born in 1623 and died the following year) and a...

    Before Gustav Adolf left for Germany to defend Protestantism in the Thirty Years' War, he secured his daughter's right to inherit the throne, in case he never returned, and gave orders to Axel Gustafsson Banér,his marshal, that Christina should receive an education of the type normally only afforded to boys. Her mother, of the House of Hohenzollern...

    In 1644, Christina was declared an adult, although the coronation was postponed because of the war with Denmark-Norway. In December 1643, Swedish troops had overrun Holstein and Jutland in the Torstenson War. The Swedes achieved much from their surprise attack, and at the Treaty of Brömsebro Denmark added the isles of Gotland and Ösel to Christina'...

    When Christina decided she wanted her first cousin Charles to be heir to the throne, she agreed to stay on the condition the councils never again asked her to marry. In 1651, Christina lost much of her popularity after the beheading of Arnold Johan Messenius, together with his 17-year-old son, who had accused her of serious misbehavior and of being...

    In the summer of 1654, Christina left Sweden in men's clothing with the help of Bernardino de Rebolledo, and rode as Count Dohna, through Denmark. Relations between the two countries were still so tense that a former Swedish queen could not have traveled safely in Denmark. Christina had already packed and shipped abroad valuable books, paintings, s...

    King Philip IV of Spain ruled the Duchy of Milan and the Kingdom of Naples. The French politician Mazarin, an Italian himself, had attempted to liberate Naples from Spanish rule, against which the locals had fought before the Neapolitan Republic was created. A second expedition in 1654 had failed and the Duke of Guise gave up. Christina's goal was ...

    On 15 May 1658, Christina arrived in Rome for the second time, but this time it was definitely no triumph. With the execution of Monaldeschi, her popularity was lost. Pope Alexander VII remained in his summer residence and wanted no further visits from her. He described her as 'a woman born of a barbarian, barbarously brought up and living with bar...

    In April 1660 Christina was informed that Charles X Gustav had died in February. His son, Charles XI, was only five years old. That summer, she went to Sweden, pointing out that she had left the throne to her first cousin and his descendant, so if Charles XI died, she would take over the throne again. But as she was a Catholic that was impossible, ...

    Christina's fourth and last entry in Rome took place on 22 November 1668. Clement IX often visited her; they had a shared interest in plays. Christina organized meetings of the Accademia in the Great Hall which had ‘a platform for singers and players’. When the pope suffered a stroke, she was among the few he wanted to see at his deathbed. In 1671,...

    In February 1689, the 62-year-old Christina fell seriously ill after a visit to the temples in Campania, and received the last rites. She suffered from diabetes mellitus. Christina seemed to recover, but in the middle of April she developed an acute streptococcus bacterial infection known as erysipelas, then contracted pneumoniaand a high fever. On...

  2. Nov 01, 2022 · Born in 1626, Christina was the third child of the Swedish king Gustavus Adophus. Her older siblings both died as infants. The king was very fond of Christina, and recognised from birth her eligibility as heir to the throne. Coronation Following the death of the king on the battlefield in 1632, Christina was crowned in 1633. Education

  3. Nov 09, 2022 · Christina was the daughter of King Inge the Elder of Sweden and queen Helena. She was married to Mstislav in 1095, who was prince of Veliky Novgorod, Rostov and Belgorod during their marriage, thereby giving her the equivalent titles. Three years after her death in 1122, her spouse became Grand Prince of Kiev. Issue

  4. Nov 10, 2022 · To Christina, Queen Of Sweden (Verses to accompany a portrait of Cromwell) Bright Martial Maid, Queen of the frozen zone, The northern pole supports thy shining throne. Behold what furrows age and steel can plough; The helmet 's weight oppressed this wrinkled brow. Through fate 's untrodden paths I move; my hands

  5. Nov 19, 2022 · Queen Christina of Sweden. Queen Christina of Sweden (1626-1689), bronze medal by Giovanni Battista Guglielmada, undated [c.1681], bust right, REGINA CHRISTINA , rev. sun, NEC FALSO NEC ALIENO, 39mm (Hildebrand I, no. 309, 99). Extremely fine. Price SKU: EM14040.

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